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Deadly Destinations day three features Suzanne Young’s Charlotte Cassidy, a Forgotten. Charlotte is a kind of angel on earth, who feels the Need—a powerful, uncontrollable draw to help someone. Charlotte is giving us a tour of Portland, Oregon. Thanks to Suzanne and HarperCollins, two of you who comment on this post will win a copy of the book! See details below.
Charlotte Cassidy’s Guide to Portland, Oregon
by Suzanne Young
It rains a lot here in Portland, Oregon. Lately more than usual. But I know why—I know it’s the Shadows, and that they’re after me. But before I figure out how I’m going to survive the end of my existence, I thought I’d point out a few key spots that mean something to me. Before everything is erased.
First we’re here at VooDoo Donuts. My boyfriend, Harlin, takes me here a lot because he knows I’m addicted to the bacon maple bar. Yup. It’s a maple donut with a strip of bacon over the frosting. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. He thinks it’s kind of disgusting.
Now we’re passing over the Rose City Bridge. I… I don’t really want to talk about it.
Here’s the clinic where I volunteer. I’m actually supposed to be there right now, but I figured my boss, Monroe Swift, is a practical saint and can save lives without my help today. Over there on the water, that super fancy high rise? That’s my friend Sarah’s place. Her dad is a real estate giant. He’s also a huge jerk.
And finally, my apartment building. I know it’s not much, but my adoptive mother, Mercy, keeps it really nice. And from my bedroom window, I can just see the water. The bridge. Sometimes from the window… I think I can see the End.
Anyway, Portland is a great city. You might see my boyfriend riding around on his Harley, or my best friend walking out of a second hand store with a dress for a benefit concert. But I’m not sure if you’ll see me. Then again, even if you did… you might not remember.
Suzanne Young currently lives in Portland, Oregon where she uses the rainy weather as an excuse to stay inside and write obsessively. After earning her degree in creative writing, Suzanne spent several years teaching middle school language arts in Arizona. Now she can be found at home chasing after her two children and writing novels for teens.
Want to read more from Suzanne Young?
This giveaway is provided by Suzanne and HarperCollins
Two winners will each receive a copy of A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young
Available on June 21, 2011 from Balzer & Bray
About the Book:
We all want to be remembered. Charlotte’s destiny is to be Forgotten…
Charlotte’s best friend thinks Charlotte might be psychic. Her boyfriend thinks she’s cheating on him. But Charlotte knows what’s really wrong: She is one of the Forgotten, a kind of angel on earth, who feels the Need—a powerful, uncontrollable draw to help someone, usually a stranger.
But Charlotte never wanted this responsibility. What she wants is to help her best friend, whose life is spiraling out of control. She wants to lie in her boyfriend’s arms forever. But as the Need grows stronger, it begins to take a dangerous toll on Charlotte. And who she was, is, and will become–her mark on this earth, her very existence–is in jeopardy of disappearing completely.
Charlotte will be forced to choose: Should she embrace her fate as a Forgotten, a fate that promises to rip her from the lives of those she loves forever? Or is she willing to fight against her destiny–no matter how dark the consequences.
Click HERE to read an excerpt
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